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Sep
9
comment We hear a constant bass subwoofer like thumping noise every night from about midnight to 7 am
upvote for starting your answer with "Listen" :) And for a good reply, of course.
Sep
4
comment How can I fully winterize my plumbing?
Why would your water company take responsibility for your blowing out that last pipe? Wouldn't it be yours? Also, I would suggest stopping up any P-traps in the house, to avoid sewer gas issues as much as possible... less stuff to air out.
Aug
27
comment thermostat batteries replaced, AC unit won't start
Several utilities have a program that helps their collective customers save money, by remotely turning off the air conditioner every so often. Where I live in MN, Connexus Energy turns the thing off on some of the heaviest demand days, to make sure there's enough power to go around. Your home's previous owner may have signed up for something like that... the savings, while not substantial, are decent, on the order of around 15% of your summertime bills.
Aug
26
comment How can I clean an office chair?
Yep, certainly would. You have better air circulation outside, and there's a whole lot of fresh air flowing around compared to indoors (regardless of how efficiently your air handling works).
Aug
26
comment Will KILZ® contain black mold?
How would chlorine help? An explanation would better round out this answer.
Aug
26
answered How can I clean an office chair?
Aug
22
comment Creaking / Clicking noise coming from wood / cardboard
The tea bag box; does it still make the sound when moved away from the kitchen, a couple of rooms away, or outside? Would all you hear be just a single sound, just reflected across different surfaces so it only appears they're separate?
Aug
19
comment How do I fix a heavily rusted garburator?
Alright, I'll bite. Why the hate? We use a disposal at home, and i can confirm with anecdotal evidence that it's so far been extremely useful. We don't clog the thing with junk, but aren't gentle either. What's wrong with that?
Aug
18
comment How to protect outside cable wire from myself?
Does it still carry a television signal? If it does, and you need that signal, you would best be served by burying it. A better option would be to get the cable company to re-lay it, correctly this time around.
Aug
16
comment How do I use both hard and soft water when I have a water softener installed?
@jojo3, softened water shouldn't be salty. If it is, something's wrong with the process or machine
Aug
16
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Aug
10
revised My kitchen lights won't turn on, what could be the problem?
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Aug
10
reviewed Reviewed My kitchen lights won't turn on, what could be the problem?
Aug
10
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Aug
10
reviewed No Action Needed My kitchen lights won't turn on, what could be the problem?
Aug
10
reviewed Reviewed Strange light switch wiring… why would neutral and hot be connected?
Aug
8
comment Is it acceptable to put the bathroom entrance in the living room?
@benrudgers, true. I agree with that sentiment, but as long as these are discrete rooms separated by walls and / or doors, and as long as each has its own separate air management system, you should be good to go. As far as providing audio accompaniment to diners in the kitchen or dining room, that's a separate topic :)
Aug
8
answered Is it acceptable to put the bathroom entrance in the living room?
Aug
8
comment Is it acceptable to put the bathroom entrance in the living room?
@benrudgers, how's that wrong? I have seen several homes where a powder room is just off the kitchen, ostensibly for easily accessible vent stacks, aesthetics, whatever. If this is objectively wrong, I would suspect several builders are going to be in deep trouble either with code or the local inspectorate.
Aug
8
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